Mildred KinsolvingMildred Louise Moore Kinsolving

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8.

Mildred Louise Moore Kinsolving, 85, of Charleston passed from this life to her eternal life with her Savior on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Mildred was born on November 29, 1930 in Kanawha County. She and her beloved husband, Odie Kinsolving, were married on September 29, 1950. Mildred’s most precious joy in life was being a loving mother to daughters, Ann Kinsolving of Charleston and Mary Beth Hiller (John) of Taylors, South Carolina and son, Athel (Kelly) of Alum Creek.

She has eight grandchildren, Jonathan (Laura) Hiller, Joshua Hiller, Johanna (Daniel) Ellis, Joy (Camille) Ngon A Ngon, Justin Hiller, Lacy Kinsolving, Caleb Kinsolving and Bethany Simmons, who grandmother called her best friend.

Mildred was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Jones; her second mom, Leah Henderson Polk and beloved husband of 61 years, Odie. She was a 1949 graduate of Walton High School in Roane County. Mildred will be lovingly remembered as a woman who loved the Lord, loved to learn new things and to cook for her family. She could often be found searching for the next best recipe or watching the birds in her yard. On August 30, Mildred’s incredible fight for life came to an end. She courageously fought dementia and heart disease among other health conditions.

Mildred’s family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to her caregivers and employees of Hospice, her Angels, who made her final months of life comfortable and meaningful. A celebration of Mildred’s life will take place 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Visitation with the family will be one and a half hours prior to the service. She will be laid to rest beside her loving husband, Odie, in Elk Hills Memorial Gardens in Big Chimney, where they made their home in early years of marriage. Mildred has longed to be with Odie since the day he passed and now, they are reunited.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there by any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4-5a.


David Paul Spurlock

August 29th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (7 Comments)

David SpurlockDavid Paul “Bump” Spurlock, 64, of Griffithsville, entered into Glory peacefully from our hands to His at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

He was preceded in death by grandson: Asher Paul Spurlock, and parents: Gladys Marie & Kenner Paul Spurlock.

He often attended Yawkey Methodist church when he was able.  He served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a plant operations specialist 35 years for FMC, Olin then Clearon Chemical Companies.

David was an avid sports fanatic who loved playing, coaching and managing basketball teams from youth teams up thru semi-pro.  He was a 1969 graduate of Duval High School where he lettered in football and basketball and attended WV Tech, Montgomery.   He loved boating and fishing with his son and grandsons.  David was always found trying to help others in any way and would routinely put others’ needs before his own without a second thought.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law/caregiver, Jordan (Mindy) Spurlock, South Charleston, with whom he had made his home this past year.  Also survived by grandsons: Jakob Whitlock, Aaron Spurlock and their younger brother and sister; brother: Jeffrey Kern Spurlock, and Cindy Lowery a special friend who loved and cared for him the past several years and also a niece and two nephews and a host of lifetime friends made thru his involvement with athletics.

Services will be 11:00am, Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastors Butch Loftis and Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.  Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the funeral home.

A special thanks to Terri Lovejoy for helping Mindy with David’s care the past year and also to the staff at Hospice House West for their tender care.

Jerry Lee Allen

August 29th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Jerry Lee Allen, 50, of St. Albans, died August 24, 2016, at home.  He is survived by brother, Gary Allen Dunbar, WV.  A memorial service will be held in Steubenville, OH, at a later date.

James David Harless

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (16 Comments)

James Harless jpgJames David Harless, 58, of Sod passed away suddenly Monday, August 22, 2016 at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston.

He was a mechanic for M. H. Equipment in Charleston.

David was preceded in death by his parents, James and Frances Harless; and brother, Terry Harless.

He is survived by daughters, Jessica Wood and Lindsey Harless; brother, Johnnie (Cindy) Harless; sisters, Brenda (Bobby) Baldwin, Deanna (Dick) Sammons and Shelia Richardson.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Jimmy Lawrence officiating.  Burial will follow at Harless Family Cemetery, Sod.   The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Gregory Scott Thompson

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

Thompson photoGregory Scott Thompson, 55, Belle, WV died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at CAMC-Memorial Divison, Charleston, WV.  He was born in Chicago, IL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jackie & Jewell Thompson and brother, John Timothy Thompson.

He was a truck driver.  He is survived by his companion, Rosalee Thomas; son, Jason Scott Thompson; sisters, Diane (Carl) Doss and Sharon (Lynn) Goff from TN and Regina Charles; grandchildren, Sara and Jada Hudnall, who dearly loved their Pappy; and many nephews and nieces.

There will be no service.

Christopher Michael McVaney

August 20th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Christopher McVaneyChristopher Michael McVaney, 41, of Alkol, WV, formerly of Arnoldsburg, delivered his final load and went home to be with his brother, A.J. Langford on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, in El Paso, Texas after a sudden illness.

He was an over the road chemical truck driver for Quality Carriers.

He is survived by his wife, Stacy; children, Kaitlyn, Shawn and Alexis; parents, James and  Dianna Langford; grandmother Doris Luzader; and special niece and nephew, Destiny and Little A.J..

Service will be 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek  with Pastor Ron Scott officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Sumerco.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Timothy Pauley

August 15th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Timothy PauleyTimothy Pauley, 58, South Charleston went to be with the Lord Saturday August 13, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice West, South Charleston.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Lois Mallory Pauley and brother, Rodney.

He was employed by Pauley Masonry.

He is survived by father, Bill Pauley (Linda Anselment), sisters: Stephanie Lockhart and Sherry Pauley; brothers: Roger Mallory, Joe and Kevin Pauley and Tommy Joe Baker.

Services will be 2:00pm Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Holly Memorial Church with Rev. John Means officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Mallory-Dent Cemetery, Spring Hill Mountain.



Bonnie FulcherBonnie Lee McClung Fulcher, 89, of Charleston, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Quarry Manor in Charleston.

Mrs. Fulcher was a professional nurse graduating in  1965 from Morris Harvey College; and a 1975 graduate from University of North Carolina. Among the many positions held by Mrs. Fulcher were the Associate Professor of Nursing at WV Wesleyan College where she assisted the faculty in achieving accreditation from the American Nurse’s Association; while working at the  WV State Health Department she was coordinator of the services of 12 counties for 17 years; and also administered the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program in W. Va.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Howard Fulcher, Sr., and son, Paul Howard Fulcher, Jr.

Mrs. Fulcher is survived by her daughter-in-law, Martha; granddaughters, Lauren, Megan and Ally; 1 brother and 4 sisters.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday August 7, 2016 at the Buckhorn Methodist Church Snowhill Road, Mt. Nebo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hilltop Methodist Church or Buckhorn Methodist Church building funds and will be received by Juanita Cavendish, Mt. Nebo, W. Va. 26679.

Lois C. Alford

August 2nd, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

Lois AlfordLois C. Alford, 80, of South Charleston went home to the Lord on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Hospice West.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jess & Belle Mullins.

She was retired from the State of WV Dept of Finance Administration, a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church and later attended Bible Center Church.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jack and daughter, Sandy Sayre, (Gary Hannoush); three grandchildren: Jason Sayre, (Heather), Jered Sayre, (Tiffany), and Jacqueline Powers, (Frankie Akers); six great-grandchildren: Gracie Powers, Jackson and Sophia Akers, Mason, Dillon and Amelia Sayre.

Graveside service will be 3:30pm Thursday, August 4th at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.  Visitation will be at 1:00 – 3:00pm Thursday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W. Charleston, WV 25387 or the Union Mission, 700 South Park Rd., Charleston, WV 25304.